SPS Webinar Catalog

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Specialty Practice Section (SPS) members can earn free continuing education (CE) credits.

Check with your state licensing board to confirm that distance learning or home study education is accepted for continuing education credit.

Live Webinars: Register Now

You must watch the live webinar at day and time of the live event to earn live CEs. If you are registered for the live event and do not attend live, you will be able to access the archived version, but you will not earn CEs. You cannot register for both the live and self-study version. The self-study version will be available within 10 days and you may still earn CEs with separate registration.

SPS members who have registered for the live event but are unable to attend and would like to earn CEs by taking the self-study version, call the Social Work Online CE Institute Customer Support at 877-880-1335, and ask to switch to the self-study version.

School Social Workers: Remote Interventions 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Michael Cappiello, MSW, LCSW-R

For Information Purposes Only – No continuing education credits will be offered. Please note that the presenter’s use of a particular technology product in this webinar does not constitute or imply NASW’s endorsement of that product. Social workers are encouraged to shop around for a technology product option that best meets their needs

COVID-19 has necessitated that schools nationwide utilize the internet for crucial academic and behavioral health services.  This will be a brief overview of using G-Suite by Google, which is an integrated and secure product used in many schools in the United States. It will include using the audio and video features to meet with students, families, and community partners remotely. There will be an overview of Classroom, Gmail, Forms, Meet, Calendar, and more.  

No charge.


Supporting the Mental Health of DACA Recipients

Monday, November 9, 2020 (1 – 3 pm ET)

Presenters:

Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C; Laura Patricia Minero, PhD; German Cadenas, PhD; Liliana Campos, M.S., Doctoral Candidate, USF

CEs:  2 Cross Cultural contact hours of CEs

With the pandemic impacting communities across the nation, leading to a new mental health crisis, community members who are underserved, oppressed and experience mental health stigma are at a greater risk of facing mental health distress. The risks increase when policy and politics dictate and limit community members’ access, rights, and opportunities that enable individuals to secure basic safety, physiological and health needs.

While immigrants have commonly been implicated by various social determinants of health, the pandemic, increased racist political climate, and upcoming presidential election have led to a rise in anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in immigrants with temporary or undocumented statuses. As social workers, our code of ethics calls to respond to community’s distress and injustices through micro, mezzo, macro approaches.

This webinar, featuring an interdisciplinary team of mental health providers, scholars, and Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, will provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive strategies to respond to promote the mental wellbeing DACA recipient.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 


Family Therapy During a Global Pandemic

Friday, November 20, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter:  Tracy Ross, LCSW

CE Category:  1 Social Work contact hour

Families are at home living under the same roof in a way that no one ever expected. Parents who completed the developmental phase of separating from and launching their college age and adult children, are now living together indefinitely. Old family dynamics are resurfacing and new issues are coming into play. Family of origin challenges including parent/child dynamics, sibling conflicts, triangles, coalitions, and cut offs are resurfacing and showing up in new ways. Adult children returning to the family home and living under the same roof as parents and siblings is not an expected developmental phase in the family life cycle. For many, the global crisis has triggered not only a personal family crisis but also an opportunity and willingness to address unhealed wounds and engage in family therapy as never before.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30  


Reflections on COVID19: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from a School Social Work Perspective

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (2 – 3:30 ET)

Presenter:  D. Natasha Scott, Ed.D., MSW

CE Category:  1.5 Social Work contact hours

Families are at home living under the same roof in a way that no one ever expected. Parents who completed the developmental phase of separating from and launching their college age and adult children, are now living together indefinitely. Old family dynamics are resurfacing and new issues are coming into play. Family of origin challenges including parent/child dynamics, sibling conflicts, triangles, coalitions, and cut offs are resurfacing and showing up in new ways. Adult children returning to the family home and living under the same roof as parents and siblings is not an expected developmental phase in the family life cycle. For many, the global crisis has triggered not only a personal family crisis but also an opportunity and willingness to address unhealed wounds and engage in family therapy as never before.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40  


Rethinking Child Welfare

Thursday, January 28, 2021 (1 – 2:30 pm ET)

Presenter:  James L. Scherrer, PhD, LCSW

This webinar reviews the thinking behind the Child Protection approach to Child Welfare in the United States and its impact on social work practice in child welfare. It examines the effectiveness of this approach in keeping children safe. It provides a different, rights-based, approach that shows promise of working better for all children. Finally, implications for social work practice and suggestions for implementing this different approach in social work in child welfare will be provided.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 


On-Demand Webinars (Self-study)


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Once you have either created your account or logged in to your existing account, either copy and paste or type the name of the course into the search bar and hit “Go" or you can search by topic area and click “Specialty Practice Sections.”

Add the course to your cart using the yellow “Add to Cart” button on the right-hand side and complete the checkout. Once the checkout is complete, you will be prompted to return to your Products page to access the course. You can also click on “Hello, [Name] My Account” in the top right corner and select Products.

To Receive CEs: After completing the course, you will need to complete the remaining requirements to receive credit by clicking the blue “Get Certificate” button under the green “Play” button you used to launch the program on the “My Products” page.  


Embracing Climate Justice Work: Global Lessons and Applications for Social Workers in Everyday Contexts

Original date:  October 7, 2020 

Presenters: Meredith C. F. Powers, PhD, MSW and Michaela Rinkel, PhD, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 


Police and Police Social Workers: A Collaborative Effort toward Social Justice

Original Date:  Friday, September 25, 2020 (60 minutes)

Presenter: George T. Patterson, MS, Ph.D., LCSW-R, ACSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 

Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Prevention

Original date:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Presenter: Mary Marden Velasquez, Ph.D.

CE Category: 1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

Ethical Considerations with LGBTQ Clients

Original date: Friday, August 14, 2020

Presenter:  Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW,

CE Category:  1.5 Ethics CE contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 


Engaging and Working with the Hard-to-Reach Client

This webinar contains strong language viewer discretion is advised.

Original date:  Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 90 minutes

CE Category: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hour

Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Shulman, EdD, MSW,

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40&

Co-constructing Community: Visualizing and Realizing a 2020 Vision of Care and Justice in Social Work

Monday, June 22, 2020

Presenter: Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

CE Category: 1.5 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40

Telemental Health in a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020

Presenter:  Anna Mangum, MSW, MPH

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost:   Free to NASW Members / Non-NASW Members: $20


How Social Workers Help Clients Cope with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

Friday, May 8, 2020

Presenter: Kristin Buller, MA, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The Importance of Cultural Competence and Evidence-based Practice Approaches for Social Workers

Original date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Presenter: Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Ethical and Legal Issues in Social Work: Consistency and Conflict

Original date: April 7, 2020

Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

CE Category: 3 Ethics contact hours

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55 / Non-NASW Members: $75


Forensic Social Work Practice: Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Original date: March 23, 2020

Presenter:  Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

CE Category:  1 Cross Cultural contact hour

Cost:  SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members:  $30


Workplace inequality and effective ways to cultivate equity and inclusion

Original date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW

CE Category:  1 Cross Cultural contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Fighting for the Rights of Human Trafficking Survivors: Tips and Strategies for Strengthened Legal and Social Work Collaborative Approaches

Original date:  Friday, February 7, 2020

Presenters:

  • Marianna Kosharovsky, JD -  Founder and Executive Director of ALIGHT (Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking) 
  • Talie Watzman, MSW  - Volunteer Intake Advocate at ALIGHT and an Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Foster Care Case Manager at Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains.
  • Rachel Swartzendruber, LCSW, CACII - volunteer at ALIGHT

CE Category:  1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Suicide Among Older Adults: A Durkheimian Perspective

Original date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Presenter: Stephen M. Marson, Ph.D., ACSW

CE Category: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40 

Law Enforcement, Social Work and Deflection: Working Together to Help People Avoid Arrest and Jail, and Instead Access Treatment and Services

Original date:  Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Presenters:

  • Kurt August, MSW - Program Manager for the City of Philadelphia’s Police-Assisted Diversion Program
  • Jac A. Charlier, M.P.A.- Executive Director, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, Center for Health and Justice (CHJ)
  • Ricki Pribyl, MSW, LICSW - Clinical Director at Horizon Homes, Inc.

CE Category: 1.5 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Understanding Evaluation Assessments for Gender Affirming Treatments

Original date:  November 22, 2019

Presenter:  Cristina (Nicole) VanSant, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Clinical Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30  


Ethics in Private Practice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Original date: October 30, 2019

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Andrea Murray, LICSW

CE Category: 1.5 Ethics contact hour

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention for Social Workers

Original date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Presenter: Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, LICSW

CE Category: 1 Domestic Violence contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Transform Your Couples’ Communication: Guiding Your Clients Through Difficult Conversations in Couples Therapy

Original date: September 16, 2019

Presenter: Tracy K. Ross, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $20 / Non NASW Members: $30


Recognizing and Diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Original date: August 9, 2019

Presenter: Annette L Becklund, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Pain and Symptom Management

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $20 / Non NASW Members: $30


Integrating Evidenced-Based Strategies into a Social Work Model: The Science and Art of Practice

Original date: July 31, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Shulman, EdD, MSW,

CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hours

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Self-Care, the Wounded Healer, Resiliency, and Post-traumatic Growth

Original date: June 5, 2019

Presenter: Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Organizing Support To Protect and Expand School Social Work Jobs

Original date: May 6, 2019

Presenters: Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD; Stephen A. Karp, LMSW; Dina L. Kastner, MSS, MLSP; Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Is There a Link Between Bullying Behaviors and School Shootings?

Original date: April 30, 2019

Presenter: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Ethics and Integrated Health Care

Original date: March 27, 2019

Presenter: Frederic Reamer, PhD.
CEs: 3 Ethics Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55 / Non-NASW Members: $75


Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

Original date: March 7, 2019

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Original date: February 19, 2019

Presenter: Iréné Celcer MA, LCSW
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Original date: January 31, 2019

Presenters: Kristen Faye Linton, PhD, MSW; Heidi Adams Rueda, PhD, MSW; Lela Rankin Williams, PhD, MS
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Workplace Psychological Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

Original date: January 18, 2019

Presenters: Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP; Bob Stenhouse; Deborah Prowse, Q.C.
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Managing Ethical Dilemmas Through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Original date: December 12, 2018

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
CEs: 1 Ethics contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Original date: November 9, 2018

Presenter: Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20


The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

Original date: October 15, 2018

Presenters: Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Cindy Bernal
CEs: No CEs for this webinar. For informational purposes only
Cost: Free


Improving Equity: Working with Rural LGBT Individuals

Original date: October 3, 2018

Presenter: Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH, CSW
CE: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Original program date: July 31, 2018

Presenters: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP
CEs:1.5 Substance Use Disorders Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices?

Original program date: May 15, 2018

Presenters: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Frederic Reamer, PhD
CEs: 1.5 Ethics
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Original program date: April 11, 2018

Presenter: Robert G. Madden, LCSW, JD, Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice
CEs: 1 Ethics Contact hour
SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Original program date: April 4, 2018

Presenter: Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Original program date: March 16, 2018

Presenter: Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPSPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation: What Social Workers Should Know

Original program date: March 8, 2018

Presenter: William (Bill) Sumner, MSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Trauma Informed Animal-Assisted Interventions: Research Developments, Models, and Practice Methods

Original program date: February 2, 2018

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Clinical contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Criminal Injustice Competency: A Missing Component of Social Work Education To End Mass Incarceration

Original program date: January 25, 2018

Presenters: Warren Graham, MSW, LMSW and Alexis Jemal, J.D., PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community: A Report on Administration on Aging Grants

Original program date: January 11, 2018

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW
CEs: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Nice Is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in Your Practice

Original program date: December 5, 2017

Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Role Reversal: A Social Worker's Guide To Redefining Parental Boundaries

Original program date: November 28, 2017

Presenter: Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

Original program date: October 16, 2017

Presenter: Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

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Leadership To Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility 

Original program date:  April 26, 2017

Presenter: Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed. D. and Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, ACSW,LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

Original program date:  April 6, 2017

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues

Original program date:  March 26, 2017

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

Original program date:   February 7, 2017

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work

Original program date:  February 2, 2017

Presenters: Doug Tipperman, MSW; Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW; Christine Cheng; and Jennifer Matekuare
CEs:  1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40
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Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Original program date:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Original program date:  March 25, 2016

Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.

CEs:  3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75 


Let’s Talk About HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Mental Health

Original program date:  February 25, 2016

Presenters:  Jill Sabatine, LICSW, MPH and Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS can brings a complex range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues into a client’s life.   For some clients, there is the identifiable co-factor of substance use and recovery, as well as mental health challenges.  This presentation will increase the social work practitioner’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expand knowledge and skills to work towards an integrated response to address HIV, substance use, and mental health to more effectively serve clients and their families. 

CEs:  1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

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